Monday, January 21, 2008

Pieces Of My Heart

listen to: Keep Holding On

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Despite the fact that I haven't finished my college degree, or have anything that the business sector would call a career, I have a good sense of who I am, and feel I am always growing, learning, working together with my loved ones to have a happy life, to make this time here on Earth worth it. Someone said that to have a child is to have your heart go walking around outside your body; running, more like it. So, as I raise these 4 little lumps of my heart, and they grow, discover, break down, learn to live, I am doing it right along with them. Their beats are my own, 4 times over. It is a tremendous opportunity for personal growth if taken advantage of. Honestly I don't feel like taking advantage of it every day, or at 3 a.m., or when the eye rolls come my way, or when I am skipping around a quiet house on that joyous first day back at school. But, I am immeasurably grateful to be a Mom. I will always be one. I will always be loved in that capacity. How often do we have an opportunity to put so much of ourselves into such a worthy project? I am a better human being because of it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone! I just saw your blog page on Melissa's and I thought I would say hi! I love and miss you all! I hope I will be able to see you all soon.
Love Ya!
-Marnie Strasser

Matt, Nicki, Maizy and Hazel said...

Hey Kristi...it was good to hear from you! I enjoyed catching up with you...blogs are great for that! Well I haven't been at it long, but I agree...Being a mom is the best! I never get bored with the little things that Hazel does, and I love watching her learn and figure new things out. Take care!

Gramma Spice said...

Hearing, okay, reading what your daughter feels about being a full time mom sure warms MY heart. I love you, Kris!

Suzanne said...

I saw your site on Erica's and thought I'd peek! Very cute! Have you started running? Need a goal? How about the Ogden Marathon (or half) in May! If you start now it's 16 weeks. Just a thought!! I could use a support buddy!

Krista said...

Right now, I can't picture me running like that, but I am thinking...

Trev said...

cool new look, SWEET playlist Kris, and nice words about your family. So, when one of your kids starts freaking out and acting eratic and irregular, could you call that a heart attack? :)